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Re: [alpine-devel] 4.14.18-vanilla breaks framebuffer console on QEMU VMware

From: Natanael Copa <ncopa_at_alpinelinux.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:51:55 +0100

On Sat, 10 Feb 2018 23:14:00 +0100
Steffen Nurpmeso <steffen_at_sdaoden.eu> wrote:

> Hello!
>
> So i have switched the server to 4.14.18 which does not even
> require nopti there, but the console does not show up.
> It happens that this is a known issue [1,2,3]. The conclusion of
> [3] was

What hardware is it?

> I disabled CONFIG_FB_SIMPLE and CONFIG_X86_SYSFB for now on master
> and SLE12 branches.
>
> and [1] says
>
> If you read <https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/3380911/> there was a
> patched proposed to change it to 'N' and/or to depend on FB_SIMPLE, but
> that patch never made it into linux.

We have FB_SIMPLE enabled, so I don't think this is your problem.

 
> Nor did <https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/3368351/> or
> <https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/3528991/>.
>
> I tried to contact David Herrmann himself, but never got a reply.
>
> So I think Debian should disable X86_SYSFB for now, too.

Looks like CONFIG_X86_SYSFB is disabled on Fedora too. I disabled it,
but kept FB_SIMPLE. Can you please test the 4.14.20 kernel and see if
it fixes the issue for you?

-nc

>
> I try it now with the suggestion via grub2 configuration given by
> [2]
>
> This is when using gfxpayload=keep. If I manually switch to
> gfxpayload=text, I don't see this problem - there is no "EFI VGA"
> mentioned in dmesg.
>
> Maybe something to consider.
> Ciao!
>
> [1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-kernel/2016/11/msg00168.html
> [2] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+bug/1038055
> [3] https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=855821
>
> --steffen
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